Squirrels and Acorns

Today was a squirrelly kind of day. Not really sure why, we just seemed to be having the kind of morning where everything seemed a little “nuts”. You know what I mean, right?

In honor of the start of our day, I made The Youngest a squirrel and acorn bento.

In it she had an acorn shaped tuna sandwich, with cucumbers and ranch dip in the small apple container. Along with it she also had these things called Raisels that I picked up in Walmart. They are basically golden raisins with a sour watermelon flavor added to them. They are quite delicious, which made me assume that they weren’t too good for you, but I checked out their website and it seems they are a pretty healthy alternative to your standard fruit snack. (which I hate to buy!) Either way, The Youngest loved them and as a treat she was happy. This bento also has little chocolate acorn treats that The Girls and I made last night adapted from a recipe I found here. The squirrel and acorn picks are cute right? I made them! I’ll post a how-to for them later, I will tell you that they are super simple and a great way to expand your bento supply stash. Especially for someone like me who pretty much has to mail order most of our supplies.

Then we have the squirrelly snack from that day as well.

In this snack The Youngest had a tiny clementine, sliced plums underneath grapes on a pick that she got off of a cupcake at a birthday party at school. She got off the bus with this the other day, and the conversation went something like this: Her: “Mommy look what I got for you off of Drew’s cupcakes today at school! A bento pick!” Me: “OOhh that’s a good one, thanks. Honey-do your teachers think I’m crazy??” Her: “Yes Mom, but they like you anyway” Doh! The Youngest is asking for the picks on school cupcakes to bring home to me for her bentos! Am I embarrassed? A little, but I love it!! Anyway, this snack also has cheese and cracker snacks along with a pack of Buddy Fruits. Notice that I’m trying to find a better alternative to those blasted fruit snacks of the Spongebob and princess variety? Any suggestions?

Well that’s all for today, exept I’ll leave with a picture I snapped after The Girls went to school today of a squirrel who obviously knew what kind of day I was having.

Yes, that is the screen on my slider door.

Have a great day,

Stephanie

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6 Responses to Squirrels and Acorns

  1. OMG! That’s one crazy squirrel…;)!! You’ve got some lovely bento creations here :D )!

  2. Mindy says:

    Love these!

    Have you tried dried apricots or Craisins? Those are pretty sweet and simple to add. My boy loves them! You could even take some of those and make your own type of trail mix.

    • Stephanie says:

      I like Craisins, but The Girls are not crazy about them. Haven’t tried apricots, but I think I’m going to have to give them a try! Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn’t thought of them before!

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  4. Christina w says:

    I loved her little acorns, they were yummy! I love that you gals think of me! It took all my might NOT to eat them before I could show them to the boys! LOL!

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